Posts about summer

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Solstice But Not Summer

It’s summer solstice today, but apparently not summer, at least not in Nova Scotia. The most hours of daylight of the year doesn’t actually help if the sun’s not shining. It’s been cool and rainy for weeks and let’s ... Read More  

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Raven Mad Daze

Raven Mad Daze was a summer festival that used to take place in Yellowknife. If the memory of my junior-high-aged self can be trusted, it happened on the summer solstice, when it’s just as light at midnight as it is ... Read More  

Lindsey Carmichael and her grandmother

What I Did on My Summer “Vacation”

Presented at a library conference (librarians rock!). Did two school visits (kids rock, too!). Attended the AGM of the Writers’ Federation of Nova Scotia. Talked to a university student doing research on literature and Canadian identity. Sold books at ... Read More  

Sisters of the Traveling Chocolate Reunion

Things I Did on My (Almost) Summer Vacation

What have you been up to lately? 🙂 I love hearing from you so share in the comments. Read More  

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The Ants Go Marching

Rainy weather aside, it’s summer in Nova Scotia, which means one thing…. ANTS. Our house is on a wooded lot, which means we share our yard with birds, deer, beavers, and insects. I have no problem with this – ... Read More